Neitron, possibly also named Tekhnolog, is a Russian military reconnaissance satellite designed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya, possibly a radar reconnaissance satellite.
The Russian magazine reported, that Neitron's purpose is optical reconnaissance of the Earth and accurate imaging of orbiting satellites. Other sources speculate about a radar payload.
The first satellite was expected to be launched in 2019 on a Soyuz-2-1a Fregat rocket from Plesetsk, but was significantly delayed to 2022.
|Type / Application:||Reconnaissance, radar ?|
|Operator:||Russian Ministry of Defense|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||1987 km × 1995 km, 67.08°|
|Kosmos 2553 (Neitron #1)||2022-011A||05.02.2022||Pl LC-43/4||Soyuz-2-1a Fregat|
|Kosmos 25xx (Neitron #2)||-||202x||Pl||Soyuz-2-1a Fregat|